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Fans react to news of Tom Brady returning to the NFL

The G.O.A.T. was only out to pasture for 39 days before he broke the news last night that’s he’s not done just yet.
Published: Mar. 14, 2022 at 3:38 PM EDT
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) - It’s a story that has rocked the sports world for the last 24 hours. Tom Brady announced Sunday that he is coming out of retirement to return for his 23rd season in the NFL.

The G.O.A.T. was only out to pasture for 39 days before he broke the news last night that’s he’s not done just yet.

“I thought he was done for good,” said Mark Bodzioch of West Springfield.

Ben Pelletier of East Longmeadow added, “It’s kind of like a half surprise because we all know he’s got more left in the tank.”

Football fans spoke with Western Mass News after current Buccaneers quarterback and longtime Patriots star Tom Brady announced over the weekend that he is coming out of retirement. The 44-year-old took to Twitter and said:

Bodzioch said, “Shout out for the old guys, you gotta give one to the old guys. All these kids playing nowadays, he’s still better than all of them.”

How did we get to this point? Let’s take a look.

  • January 23: Buccaneers were eliminated from the playoffs
  • January 29: ESPN reports Brady will retire
  • February 1: Brady announces his retirement
  • March 13: Brady unretires

Brady’s career accolades include:

  • 7-time Super Bowl champion
  • 5-time Super Bowl MVP
  • 3-time NFL MVP
  • Most career passing touchdowns (624)
  • Most career passing yards (84,520)

Given his track record, Patriots fans said don’t be surprised if he ends up raising banner number eight.

“If he’s playing, there’s always a chance,” Pelletier noted.